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L'Eroica (The Hero) 2013 Bike Race
L'Eroica (The Hero) 2013 Bike Race

Start Date: May. 18, 2013
Time: 5:00 AM

Downtown Grand Junction - Start Location 6th and Main St. Grand Junction, CO 81501 970-245-7939 We've recreated an 1899-1915 102 mile bicycle ride from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We've researched the history of the Midland Road Race and have included as many of the original elements of the race as possible. L'eroica bikes are on display in the lobby at all local US Bank branches. To read a history visit: Date: Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19, 2013 Start Location: 6th & Main, Grand Junction, Colorado Finish Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Train Tickets back to GJ (1 pm next day) -$25.00 each. (You can put bike on train) Check -in Time: 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. at Brown Cycles- 549 Main Street Start Time: 7:00 a.m. Entry Fee: $70.00 per rider includes the Awards Banquet. Go to for room rates and additional options. Route: 102 miles traveling the original Midland Trail Rail route from the early 1900'- includes 90 miles of pavement and 12 miles of dirt going through Palisade, Plateau City, Collbran, Silt, and Newcastle. Register: By Friday, April 19, 2013. Contact Chris Brown at 970-245-7939 or e-mail You must be 18 or older to ride but friends and family are encouraged to participate. L' Eroica is no ordinary race, it is a competition. Points will be awarded for authenticity based on the technology of the bike and the attire worn. Example: even though a participant comes in last, because he/she chose to ride a single speed 1958 bike and wore knickers and a wool cap he/she may place first as 'The Hero' of Grand Junction. Go to to find the route map, point card and to view the 2012 L' Eroica Ride Year Book.

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